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When summer is on the way, it’s the perfect time to gather your girlfriends and go on a shopping spree. After all, the weather is hotting up and trips to the beach or weekends away in the sun are likely to be on the cards, and you’ll want to ensure that you have lots of cute outfits to see you through the season.

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A lot of ladies worry about their summer wardrobes, not really sure what they should be buying to look and feel their best when the weather is warmer, but it’s actually pretty easy to get it right, providing you know the following:

Buy Larger Shoes

It might sound odd, but one thing that women who are used to hot weather can all agree on is that you need to buy shoes that are at least half a size bigger than you would usually wear if you plan to wear them a lot in the summer. This is important because the summer heat causes feet to swell, and if your shoes are a perfect fit, there’ll be no room to accommodate this, causing nasty blisters and sores when you should be enjoying yourself.

Stick to Natural Fabrics

If you want to avoid looking and feeling like a hot, sweaty mess, then you really need to stick to natural fabrics like cotton and linen, avoiding poly-blends and synthetic materials, when shopping for your summer wardrobe. I know synthetic fast-fashion items are more affordable, but for the most part, they just aren’t breathable, and with a few exceptions, like Anthony’s chic resort dresses and sundresses, they will make you feel more uncomfortable at the height of summer’s heat. So, you may have to just suck it up and buy fewer pieces of higher-quality if you want to feel fresh and comfy and look fabulous this summer season.

Loosen Up

Another way to stay cool and keep yourself from getting too hot and sweaty is to choose looser garments. If you’re wearing a dress that is long and flowing and which keeps most of the material off your body, you’re obviously going to sweat less than you would if you had lots of fabric clinging to your body. So, keep those form-fitting dresses for the evening when it’s a bit cooler and go for loose, natural clothing during the day.

Customizable sunhats

Always Have a Hat and Scarf on Hand

When it comes to accessories, in the summer less is more because the more jewellery and clothing embellishments you have close to your skin, the hotter you will get, but you should always make an effort to carry a cute wide-brimmed hat and light chiffon scarf around with you. That way, when it gets too hot, you can out on the hat, or if you feel like you need more coverage, you can drape a scarf over your shoulders, and you will look even more fantastic.

Choose Light Colors

Summer is the perfect season to wear whites and pastel colors. Not only do they fit the season perfectly, but they also reflect the heat rather than absorbing it, helping you to feel cooler and fresher.

What are your top tips for staying cool and looking great in the summer?

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Choosing an outfit is always a tough decision that takes a lot of time. But, choosing a summer outfit is even harder as there are so many different things you can wear! Today, I’ve got six ideas that you can use to help your summer outfits stand out from the crowd:

Custom Personalized Sun hat

Put On A Summer Hat

Back when we were little, a summer hat was something your mom made you wear to keep you safe from the sun. Nowadays, they’re very trendy and can give your outfit a serious boost. As mentioned in this previous article thecarolove.com/simple-ways-to-up-your-style-game/, you need to get some accessories if you want to up your style game. A hat is the perfect place to start, and there are so many different varieties that are gorgeous and will liven up your summer style.

Decorated Pink Heart sunglasses

Rock Those Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a staple in any summer outfit. They’re a fantastic accessory and can take your outfit from an 8 to a 10 real quick. There are, of course, plenty of  styles out there, but which one is great for summer? For me, some big aviator shades are perfect if you want to stand out in style and get loads of heads turning.

Long Rainbow Tassel Earrings

Get colorful

Wearing bright and vibrant colors is always a great way to stand out, and it fits in with summer fashion trends too. As you can see on sites like paisleygraceboutique.com, there are loads of colorful and floral tops that are in fashion right now and would be good for summer. The great thing is, it doesn’t matter what type of tops you like wearing, you’ll always find a colorful variation that will help you stand out.

Lilly Pulitzer Lindamarie Silk Caftan

Wear A Dress

The great thing about summer is that it makes certain outfits far more appropriate and acceptable than they would be in other months. For example, go out for lunch in a dress during the winter, and people look at you funny. But, don a nice colorful dress in the summer, and you’ll stand out for all the right reasons. Don’t be afraid to show off your legs either, flaunt the gifts you’ve got, it’s summer baby!

CACTUS NECKLACE

Get Something Shiny Around Your Neck

I’m a big fan of necklaces and think they make the perfect summer accessory. Especially if you wear something shiny as it will glisten and sparkle in the sunlight. A subtle diamond necklace is perfect, you really don’t need to go overboard here. Sometimes, less is more!

Katy Perry Geli Novelty Beach Sandals

Slay In Sandals

Throughout the year we’re pretty much confined to wearing standard shoes or trainers whenever we want to go anywhere. However, if you want to give your outfit a boost this summer, why not wear some sandals? They’re great for adding something extra to your look and making the whole get-up feel more summery and sweet.

Use these ideas and apply them to different outfits so that you stand out in style this summer. You can combine every idea to create the perfect summer outfit, or just pick a couple and use them to add something extra to your existing outfit.

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I don’t know about other engaged/ married ladies, but when Kendall popped the question, I wanted to tell the world. And I did. We got lucky in that our proposal was actually taped by a WTK band member/ YouTuber, so it’s immortalized on the ‘tube FOR-EV-ER (and it’s been viewed over 46k times!) besides being on my blog. I could talk wedding all day long, and I’ve actually apologized to my friends and family for being super lame insanely excited  about my engagement and they’ve all told me the same thing: it’s my time. And you know what? After all the weddings I’ve attended and been init is.

While I didn’t even consider flashing my ring all over social media the minute I got engaged, it is an absolutely stunning symbol of my my and Kendall’s new life together. He picked it just for me and it’s basically a combo of every ring I’ve ever loved. I also, pretty much immediately, picked up the Bride trucker hat I wore to the Barbie brunch last weekend. I just kind of want to shout it from the rooftops that I’m taken- by the most amazing guy on the planet. I am truly lucky that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Incidentally, today is my birthday! And I couldn’t ask for a better gift than all the love I’ve received this year from both him and everyone else in my life. Thank you to everyone who has made 27 my best year. 28 will only be better because I get to marry the love of my life!

the carolove engaged bride wedding gifts1.Gray with Black Ink Off The Shoulder Slouchy Sweatshirt||2.Wifey Leopard Hat||3.Sweating for the Wedding Tank Top||4.Hubby and wifey shirt||5.Kiss The Bride French Terry Romper||6.Juicy Couture “Bride” Tote||7.Kismet by Milka Wifey Stud Single Earring||8.Slant Collections Engaged Insulated Tumbler

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This past weekend simultaneously seemed never-ending and entirely too short. Saturday was our Bubbles & Bloggers Barbie Brunch at Hawthorne, and it could not have been better! That will actually be a separate post tomorrow because it was so amazing- we had an absolute blast! Dani and I got there entirely too early to set up- not much actually had to be done thanks to the Hawthorne crew, so we set out to take some pictures before the rest of our party arrived.

I have been saving this sweater since late January (and now it’s on super sale) specifically for this brunch after spying it on McKenna Bleu. The neon pink is a little insane, but this may actually be the most cozy thing I own, and it definitely makes a statement. I actually was really proud of myself for organically pulling of a street style look. I feel like sometimes I want to, but it looks almost costume-y.

My street-style Barbie look was very Caroline at its root- just fun. I love playing with color (and a little glitter) so the theme, which admittedly I picked, was super fun to dress for. I hope everyone else thought so too, but judging by the outfits yesterday, all the ladies were game! I ordered my Bride hat the weekend after I got engaged. It came in on Friday and I was literally happy dancing around DC with it, super excited that it came in on time for the brunch. I will be shamelessly rocking it from now until forever.

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Outfit details:

Bride Doll Style Pink and White Hat with Pink Print: DentzDesign||whimsies fun bangle: kate spade new york||Navy scuba top: Loft||Silence + Noise Ally Neon Chunky Cardigan: Urban Outfitters||AEO Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle Outfitters||Betseyville Girls’ Betseyville Pallas Hidden Wedge Sneakers: Target||Lucite Garden Pretty Necklace: t+j designs

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Is there anything that’s rougher than trying to maintain a healthy, sleek look through the winter? (Other than the feeling of winter itself, of course. Sleet in your face and snow leaking through your favorite boots are not experiences that anyone wants to go through very often.) Winter is rough on your appearance – but luckily there are some ways that you can fight against it…

S’well Elements 17oz Water Bottle

Keep Hydrating

As we all know, the skin is an organ, which means that it’s made up of cells, which are, of course, mostly made up of water. The eight glasses of water each day thing that we’ve all read about countless times is largely a myth – but it is crucial that you keep drinking it in order to make your skin look bright and full. Drinking plenty of water also ensures that your hair keeps its full, glossy look all winter long. If you find that it looks thin or lifeless, talk to your doctor as you may have a vitamin deficiency or a problem with your thyroid.

Logo Lettering Quilted Leather Hat

Protect Yourself From The Elements

If you want to keep your hair looking good through the winter as well as the summer, it’s time to invest in a hat. ‘What’s that?’ I hear you say. ‘Risk hat hair all winter? Is she crazy?’ Not crazy in the least, my friends. Rain, wind and cold temperatures can damage your hair by making it more brittle and easily breakable – particularly if you go outside with hair that’s still wet from the shower. (But of course that’s a whole other issue – do you want to use heat products on your hair every day?) Make sure that you cover your hair with a hat or a hood and protect your skin by pulling your scarf up over your face. Go for high quality skincare and hair-care products like the ones at NaturalHavenCo.com – they’ll be extra enriching and full of ingredients that are great for you. It’s important to find a brand and a formula that suits you.

NARS – Blush – Orgasm

Change Your Makeup Routine

Orange foundation is probably the most appalling of all makeup sins, and it’s way too easy to make that mistake in the winter when you’re at your most pale and interesting. Go for a paler shade of foundation and concealer than you would in the winter, and make sure that you blend it in carefully to your neck and hairline. Beauty blenders can help with this, or a fat, soft foundation brush with short bristles. You might think that foundation brushes with longer bristles are the best – but the truth is that they don’t blend your foundation into your pores as well, and instead spread it over your skin like a paintbrush, which is not a good look. It may be winter but you can still go for a little gleam with blusher with a slight sparkle in it – try out NARS Orgasm for a traditionally excellent look that suits everyone – along with a little highlighter on the point of your face that the light hits, like your brow bone, your cheekbones, and the bow of your lips.

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